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Peeking In The Past

A Look Back From The CNews archives

March 12, 2014 - 15 years ago - 1999

"Wanted: 10 acres of good, vacant park property in Springfield Twp." The Springfield Township board was ready to get to work on their new civic center and library. But there was a glitch in the proposed location of the property - the state was requiring a vacant parcel of 10 acres or more in a conversion or land swap with the township.

"Planners say 'do not disturb' to Holiday Inn" Following more than two hours of discussion which drew a packed crowd of over 100 residents, the Independence Planning Commission nixed the first plans for a proposed Holiday Inn on M-15. Commissioners voted 4-2, denying the request from the developer to build an 80-room hotel on two commercial zoned acres north of the I-75 interchange.

"A decade of districts" The Clarkston Boys Varsity Basketball team beat Romeo in the district finals, 81-34. The win gave the Wolves their ninth district title over a span of ten years and they had beat Romeo three times over the span to win the title.

25 years ago - 1989

"Planners kill White Lake recycling plans" After almost a year of debate plans for a cardboard recycling facility for White Lake Road in Independence Township was killed by planning commission members, 6-0. They voted to withdraw permission for the special land use at the site saying the project was not how they envisioned when they granted permission in July.

"Speed limit dispute splits up residents" They came to the Springfield Township board meeting mad and they left even madder. Residents of Clark and Dilley roads differed in opinion as to whether the gravel roads should be posted at 24 mph. To make matters worse the petition to post the road at 25 mph turned in during the fall was lost.

"Young ski racer from area boast top-rating nationally" Aaron Lutz, at the age of 5-years-old, placed fourth among Michigan's one- to four-year-old ski racers' National Standard Race standings during the 1987-1988 ski season at Boyne Highlands.

50 years ago - 1964

"Kettering loses title to Clarkston" For the seventh straight year, Clarkston was wearing the district crown after defeating Waterford Kettering, 53-52.

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